Sierra Nevada Brewing starts Alpha Hop Society membership program

Similar to many other beer membership programs at breweries across America, Sierra Nevada Brewing has just invited people to join its 2016 Alpha Hop Society, which is a one-year membership that gets you 12 750-ml bottles of small-batch, barrel-aged beers, a t-shirt, a growler, access to vintage and other exclusive beers, and [...]


How & why to age beer

Most beers are meant to be enjoyed fresh. Some, however, actually improve with age, similar to some wines. Various ingredients help to preserve beer and/or enhance its flavor over time, including hops, malt, alcohol, yeast, bacteria (i.e., lactobacillus and pediococcus), smoked malts and lactic acid. Different beers – and even different vintages [...]

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